Cigarette Chemicals Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been reviewed and approved by Amy Lukowski, PsyD (December 2012). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: Summary: Chemicals in Cigarettes and Tobacco: What's Burning? Over 4,000 chemical compounds are created when you light up. Learn about the dangers of smoking: Facts 443,000 people die from smoking or secondhand smoke each year Over 539 additives are used in the manufacturing of cigarettes Additives in Cigarettes Carbon Monoxide- released in car exhaust fumes Lead- in batteries Acetone- in nail polish remover Arsenic- in rat poison Acetic Acid- ingredient in hair dye Ammonia- common household cleaner Formaldehyde- also known as embalming fluid Cadmium- in battery acid Butane- in lighter fluid Tar- material for paving roads We Can Help You Quit Smoking Call 1.800.QUIT NOW or read about the QuitLogix® program. More Information on Quitting Cigarette Smoking Tips to Quit Smoking More About Quitting Tobacco QuitLogix® Program Find a Doctor You may use this infographic or our cigarette infographic poster (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.